The Worthless (film)

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The Worthless
Directed by Mika Kaurismäki
Written by Aki Kaurismäki
Mika Kaurismäki
Starring Matti Pellonpää
Pirkko Hämäläinen
Juuso Hirvikangas
Music by Anssi Tikanmäki
Cinematography Timo Salminen
Edited by Antti Kari
Distributed by Finnkino
Release date
  • 15 October 1982 (1982-10-15)
Running time
119 minutes

The Worthless (Finnish : Arvottomat) is a 1982 Finnish film directed by Mika Kaurismäki, who also co-wrote the film with his brother Aki Kaurismäki. It is a road movie about two men and a woman driving around the country as they are being chased by a group of criminals and the police. [1]


Mika Kaurismäki won the Jussi Award for Best Direction for the film. [2]



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  2. "Arvottomat (1982) – Distribution". Elonet (in Finnish). National Audiovisual Archive / Finnish Board of Film Classification. Retrieved September 11, 2012.
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